Wednesday, February 25, 2009

recipe wednesday - fiesta lime chicken

fiesta lime chicken -- one of my all-time favorite recipes. it's a copycat from applebee's. it takes some time and you have to plan ahead (for the marinade) but it is completely worth it.
1 cup water
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (or substitute: 1/3 cup soy sauce and 2 Tbsp brown sugar)
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp mesquite liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
4 chicken breasts
mexi-ranch dressing:
1/4 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp milk
2 tsp minced tomato (i omitted this)
1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp minced canned jalepeno slices (about 3-4)
1 tsp minced onion
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp tabasco pepper sauce
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp dill weed
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
dash ground black pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese blend
1. prepare marinade, combine all ingredients in bowl, add chicken, cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
2. make mexi-ranch dressing by combining all ingredients. mix well, until smooth, cover and chill.
3. preheat oven to high broil. preheat bbq/grill to high heat. cook breasts for 3-5 minutes per side or until done.
4. arrange cooked chicken in a baking pan, spread mexi-ranch dressing on chicken, with a 1/4 cup cheese on top. broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
5. serve chicken hot and over a bed of crushed tortilla chips.


Nicole Shelby said...

i have to tell you - i know this dish is delicious...but, the picture doesn't look too tasty!

thanks for the recipe!

Jodi Jean said...

new picture uploaded just for you nicole ... i made it again last night and took a better picture.